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T.W. Higginson

"War feels to me an oblique place" (L280)
Letter from Dickinson to T.W. Higginson, about February 1863

from The Letters of Emily Dickinson by Thomas H. Johnson
and An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Ed.

       (1823-1911) Widely known as a Unitarian minister, an ardent abolitionist, and an advocate of spiritualism and woman's rights, and a colonel of the first regiment of black soldiers during the Civil War, Higginson was a central figure in Dickinson's life and career. Higginson was also a highly regarded poet and essayist, and author of the pivotal piece "Letter to a Young Contributor" (139).